Take heed, Bachelor couples of the future. Take heed.

You may be blissfully in love and content beyond your wildest dreams right now (or not, based on last night's After the Final Rose special).

In any case, even in the very best of romantic circumstances, love is often a losing game on The Bachelor, and for no fault of your own.

Time passes. Life happens. Love – and fame – fades.

That sounds cynical, we know. But it's also factual. The Bachelor stars have not had the best track record when it comes to love lasting.

How bad is it? Simply by virtue of being together a year later, Lauren Bushnell and Ben Higgins ranked among the biggest success stories.

And they just broke up! That says it all right there.

Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi broke up after not even half that length of time after a relationship many felt was doomed from day one.

Will any couple make it to the altar again?!

The jury's still out on that, to say the least. Check out the full Bachelor relationship rankings by length and see how bad the odds are …

1. Brad Womack

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Brad Womack, in the first of his two stints as The Bachelor, takes the cake by not choosing to propose to, or even continue his relationship with, either of the final two women, Jenni Croft or DeAnna Pappas (pictured). Wow.

2. Brad Womack (Take 2)

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In his second stint as The Bachelor, Brad Womack was briefly engaged to Emily Maynard. That ended pretty quickly, as she was single again in a couple of months.

3. Travis Stork

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Dr. Travis Stork and Sara Stone were broken up so fast, they got to talk about it on the After the Final Rose special.

4. Jesse Palmer

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Jesse Palmer, former NFL quarterback and current sports TV analyst, did not propose to Jessica Bowlin. They continued to date but broke up just weeks later.

5. Aaron Buerge

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Aaron Buerge and Helene Eksterowicz also lasted a matter of weeks.

6. Bob Guiney

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Bob Guiney did not propose to Estella Gardinier, but gave her a promise ring indicating that they would still date … for like a month it turned out.

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